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Cucumber winter and spring varieties

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  • Varieties
  • Mildew
  • Topspin
  • Planting
  • Crop
  • Resistance
  • Powdery
  • Fruits
  • Cultivation
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Traditional cultivation

Traditional cultivation Lucania Earliness and fruit weight • Strong in earliness, even with low light levels. • Heavy fruits on the stem. • Strong and uniform crop. • Good production on the main lateral. • Intermediate Powdery Mildew resistance. Lucania has been on the market for five years now and is finding its place more and more. The acreage is growing each years as a result. This variety distinguishes itself in a number of ways. The plant is strong and coarse. It produces fruits on the stem that are longer, earlier and heavier than other varieties. At the end of the stem, Lucania is often 5-10% ahead of other varieties in terms of numbers, with fruits that are 15 grams heavier. Production is also high on the main lateral, as is the fruit weight. For crops that end no later than the end of April/beginning of May, Lucania comes into its own. The plant reacts well to speed and higher temperatures, particularly in a situation with, for example, a fixed AC foil or double screen. This variety can be planted from the end of December to the beginning of February. E23L.2352 Healthy, green and resistant • High production. • Green and fast-growing crop. • No growth stagnation in difficult periods. • Intermediate resistance against Powdery Mildew. E23L.2352 is a new variety for traditional crops for planting in January. The rapid growth and green colour throughout the entire cultivation are typical of the crop. Even during the traditionally difficult period in March, this crop comes back sooner than other varieties. The result is a solid balance between growth, fruiting and production throughout the entire cultivation. It therefore requires to be grown a little more airily to promote the selectivity and openness of the crop. The result is a high end production, even in the longer crops. An added advantage is that the variety provides intermediate resistance against Powdery Mildew and has a degree of CGMMV virus resistance. Topspin The solution for planting after January • Ideal for planting in February and March. • High production with an open crop. • Sufficient fruits weighing between 400 and 500 grams on the stem. • There will not be much length on the lateral. February and March are planting months that, in terms of variety choice, fall between two stools. It is too late for winter varieties because, due to their selectivity, production is often disappointing and the lateral fruits are too long. But it is also too early for summer varieties, because their fruit weight is often too low in this period. Topspin provides the solution in this period. The variety is sufficiently selective on the stem to produce a good fruit weight (between 400 and 500 grams). Topspin produces enough fruit on the lateral for a high production. It is a strong, compact variety in its growing habit and therefore the crop remains open until the end of the cultivation.